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Under 21 final: Blue Bulls (46) v Sharks (30) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 29 Oct 2011 at 12:30
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The first big final (for the Sharks) kicks off at 14h30 today, at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg.

Sean Everitt and his young team have made steady progress throughout the season and overcome many obstacles in order to play in the final ahead of sides with better credentials on paper. They face a settled, experienced and ultimately formidable Blue Bulls under 21 side that has already beaten them twice in the league stages, although never quite as convincingly as one would expect.

A number of players will be playing their last game for the Sharks at this level today, with Gouws Prinsloo, Sbura Sithole, Cobus Reinach, Tera Mthembu, Bry Stander, Peet Marais, Monde Hadebe, Shaun Malton and Jabs Mkhize all ineligible for under 21 rugby in 2012. The fact that more than half of the 22 will still be under 21 next year, though, emphasises just how young this side is, with lock forward Pieter-Steph du Toit, who only turned 19 in August this year and Fred Zeilinga, who is still 18, typifying the youthful exuberance in the squad.

The Sharks last won the under 21 trophy many, many years ago (can’t actually find the exact year at the moment!) and this bunch of juniors will know that they have a very special opportunity in front of them to overturn the odds and set the perfect tone for the Currie Cup Final to follow.

Blue Bulls under 21

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Louis FouchΓ©, 9 Lohan Jacobs, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jono Ross (Capt), 6 Arno Botha, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Gerno Eksteen, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Jacques Momberg, 17 Basil Short, 18 JJ Breet, 19 Dalton Davis, 20 Xander Redelinghuys, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 Adri Jacobs.

The Sharks Under 21s

15.Gouws Prinsloo, 14.Jaco van Tonder,13.Piet Lindeque, 12.Heimar Williams, 11.Sbura Sithole, 10.Paul Jordaan, 9.Cobus Reinach, 8.Lubabalo Mtembu, 7.Brynard Stander, 6.Siseko Jafta, 5.Peet Marais, 4.Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3.Nick Schonert, 2.Monde Hadebe (Capt), 1.Danie Mienie
Replacements: 16.Shaun Malton, 17.Njabulo Mkize. 18.Mike Williams, 19.Chris Cloete, 20.Francois Kleinhans, 21.Fred Zeilinga, 22. Jared Meyer


94 Comments

  • lions score first through a penalty
    LionsU19 3 – 0 BullsU19
    4min

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.11 12:35:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • fb of the lions going for post again, 50meters out

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.10.11 12:38:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • the kick is wide but long, could easy kick from another 10meters back…

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.10.11 12:39:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • lions doing all the play sofar

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.10.11 12:40:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • 3 penalty in a row gives the bulls their first scoring opportunity

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.10.11 12:43:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk over
    LionsU19 3 – 3 BullsU19
    13min

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.10.11 12:45:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • there’s a black cat running around on the stadium, a cat dressed in the right colour πŸ˜€

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.10.11 12:53:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • drop goal attempt missed by Jantjies

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.10.11 12:56:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • there’s quite a few bull supporters here.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.10.11 12:59:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • Jantjies miss with Pk

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.10.11 13:02:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • score still 3all 6 min to go in first half

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.10.11 13:03:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • bulls going for line out, after getting a kickable Pk, and loosing the ball

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.10.11 13:05:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • Jantjies Pk from 42meters out, over

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.10.11 13:07:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • LionsU19 3 – 6 BullsU19
    34min

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.10.11 13:08:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • half time

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.10.11 13:09:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • bulls start the 2nd half with a bang, scoring a try.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.10.11 13:24:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • converted
    LionsU19 3 – 13 BullsU19
    5min 2nd half

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.10.11 13:25:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • lions responding well, get tackled out in the corner

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.10.11 13:27:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • lions held up over the line, 5meter scrum

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.10.11 13:34:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • lions score. in the corner,

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.10.11 13:35:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • conversion missed
    LionsU19 8 – 13 BullsU19
    16min 2nd half

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.10.11 13:37:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk Jantjies,
    LionsU19 8 – 16 BullsU19
    20min 2nd half

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.10.11 13:41:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • TMO asked for lions try, and taking forever, try awarded

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.10.11 13:47:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • conversion over
    LionsU19 15 – 16 BullsU19
    10min to play

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.10.11 13:49:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk bulls
    LionsU19 15 – 19 BullsU19
    8min to play

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.10.11 13:51:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • lions(14) score in the corner

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.10.11 13:54:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • conversion missed
    LionsU19 20 – 19 BullsU19
    5min to play

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.10.11 13:55:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • FULL TIME
    LIONSU19 20 – 19 BullsU 19

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.10.11 14:01:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • Oh how nice it would be if the bulls get no trophy’s this season

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.10.11 14:18:12 by juba_fan Reply

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  • Great going Lions u/19 you made us proud.

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.10.11 14:18:28 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 28) : Congrats Lions. 😎

    Curious: When last did one of the Lions’ junior teams win a trophy?

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.10.11 14:20:58 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • game on,

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.10.11 14:30:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • first penalty to the bulls, halfway line, Fouche going for post

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.10.11 14:31:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • missed

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.10.11 14:32:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • bulls with a run down the midfield, knockon sharks 22

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.10.11 14:34:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • try scored by bulls

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.10.11 14:36:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Fouche conversion over
    SHARKSU21 0 – 7 BullsU21
    8 min

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.10.11 14:37:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • sharks loose the ball 5 meters from the line

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.10.11 14:39:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Prinsloo
    SHARKSU21 3 – 7 BullsU21
    12 min

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.10.11 14:41:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • bulls try in the corner

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.10.11 14:42:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Fouche conversion over
    SHARKSU21 3 – 14 BullsU21
    13 min

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.10.11 14:42:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • penalty to the sharks, prinsloo going for goal, 55 meters

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.10.11 14:45:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • away to the right

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.10.11 14:46:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • try SHARKS

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.10.11 14:48:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • cobus Reinhach

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.10.11 14:48:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Conversion over
    SHARKSU21 10 – 14 BullsU21
    20 min

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.10.11 14:49:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • bulls score against the run of play.

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.10.11 14:54:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • 2nd time bulls rippes the ball from a sharks mall, and score from there

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.10.11 14:55:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Fouche conversion missed
    SHARKSU21 10 – 19 BullsU21
    27min

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.10.11 14:56:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • penalty sharks

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.10.11 14:58:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • 1st time watching the u21’s. But man the bulls look so much bigger than us. Like they in different age group. We dont have any big guys coming through?

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.10.11 15:00:26 by cody007 Reply

     
  • PK Prinsloo missed
    SHARKSU21 10 – 19 BullsU21
    31min

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.10.11 15:00:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • I’m gonna look for food now, be back 2nd half

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.10.11 15:03:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • Come on Sharkies! You can do this!

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.10.11 15:09:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Well done Lions u/19.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.10.11 15:12:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • half time score is 22-10 to the Blue Bulls

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.10.11 15:18:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • The body language is a bit too casual from the Sharks. Looks like they have adopted it from the senior side on their worst outings. πŸ™

    C’mon boytjies, a lot more intensity!

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.10.11 15:20:27 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Come on Sharks U21’s!!!

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.10.11 15:21:38 by Ben Reply
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  • we’ve missed 15 points (!!!) in kicks already

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.10.11 15:21:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • 2nd half started,

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.10.11 15:23:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • Prinsloo going for PK, 54 meters out

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.10.11 15:26:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • Distance good but not direction

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.10.11 15:27:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 62) : ag fop… alweer?

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.10.11 15:28:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Prinsloo going for PK, 50 meters out, over

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.10.11 15:29:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Prinsloo
    SHARKSU21 13 – 22 BullsU21
    48min

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.10.11 15:30:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • 9 points in it… that’s not insurmountable, if we score a try soon

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.10.11 15:33:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bulls try

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.10.11 15:33:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • Easy conversion
    SHARKSU21 13 – 29 BullsU21
    52min

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.10.11 15:34:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : the wrong team scored πŸ™

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.10.11 15:35:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • Man, hate to say it, but the Bulls U-21’s seem to be in a different league to their Sharks counterparts πŸ™

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.10.11 15:35:35 by Culling Song Reply
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  • ag and there they score again… afraid his trophy is going up the N1, not down the N3

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.10.11 15:35:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 69) : yup πŸ™

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.10.11 15:36:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Another Bulls try! Pathetic!

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.10.11 15:39:14 by Ben Reply
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  • And again, the bulls score,

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.10.11 15:39:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls U21 36 – 13 Sharks U21

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.10.11 15:40:18 by Ben Reply
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  • 22 mins left!

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.10.11 15:40:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Easy conversion, again
    SHARKSU21 13 – 36 BullsU21
    58min

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.10.11 15:40:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 76) : cool ben, please continue with the scoring, signal going worse by the incoming phone carrier

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.10.11 15:46:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • How many of these u/21’s who are not eligible for the junior side next year will receive senior contracts for the Sharks? Except guys like Prinsloo, Sithole, and Reinach?

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.10.11 15:49:21 by Argex Reply

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  • Sharks try to Kleinhans, conversion by Prinsloo….

    Bulls lead 36-20

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.10.11 15:49:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 79) : we don’t really know yet… Assuming Prinsloo, Reinach and Mtembu definitely will.

    The other may get short-term contracts for Vodacom Cup only. That’s how they did it last year.

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.10.11 15:50:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 81) : I really hope they retain the bulk of these players for next year. We’ve got some promising youngsters!

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.10.11 15:54:32 by Argex Reply

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  • There we go!!!

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.10.11 15:56:35 by Argex Reply

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  • 36-23 – another Prinlsoo penalty

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.10.11 15:56:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • We’ve come from nowhere to a position where we can win it with 7 minutes to go!

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.10.11 15:57:53 by Argex Reply

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  • try reinach! 36-30

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.10.11 15:58:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 85) : bloody brilliant!

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.10.11 15:59:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) : Just need to get to the other side of the field though.

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.10.11 16:01:54 by Argex Reply

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  • Game over πŸ™ Bulls try.

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.10.11 16:04:28 by Argex Reply

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  • too little too late… Bulls score a 6th and it’s 43-30 to the bad guys

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.10.11 16:06:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • final score 46-30

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.10.11 16:07:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • How did pieter-steph du toit play yesterday?

  • Comment 92, posted at 30.10.11 18:46:07 by bergshark Reply

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  • he played quite good he made a few good runs and competed at every breakdown.He charged down the ball that ended in Reinach’s try and then got 12 stitches in his hand!

  • Comment 93, posted at 30.10.11 19:54:48 by sharktooth Reply

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  • @sharktooth (Comment 93) : not bad for a guy who just turned 19. Pieter-Steph is a Sharks legend in the making. Blessed to have him

  • Comment 94, posted at 30.10.11 20:29:40 by robdylan Reply
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